All articles in 'Learn Excel' Category

Excel School Prices Going up from 29th August, Join Now to save!

Published on Aug 26, 2011 in Learn Excel, products
Excel School Prices Going up from 29th August, Join Now to save!

Hello lovelies,

We break the regular awesomeness on Excel & related beauty to bring you an important notice.

You may know that I run an online Excel & Dashboard training program, called as Excel School. We have been running this course since Jan 2009 and trained more than 1,500 students thru this so far. And starting next Monday (29 August), the course prices are going up.

So, if you are waiting to become awesome in Excel, now is your chance.

Click here to learn more about Excel School & Join us.

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Custom Chart Axis Formating – Part 2.

Custom Chart Axis Formating – Part 2.

Last week I introduced the technique of using custom Number Formats for Chart Axis labels.

Today I present a few more alternative layouts including Chart Series Data Label Formats.

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Selective Chart Axis Formating

Selective Chart Axis Formating

A few weeks back, John asked a post question, “ How can I add a £ to the 80 on a Chart axis and leave the rest of the numbers plain numbers ? ”

Custom Number Formats, That’s How.

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Join Excel Formula Crash Course & Master Excel Formulas

Published on Aug 17, 2011 in Learn Excel, products

Excel Formula Crash Course from Chandoo.org

Who is this course for?

If you use MS Excel to do data analysis, reporting, day to day tracking or project management then this is the right course for you. If you struggle with formulas or not sure which formula to use for any given occasion, then this is the perfect course for you. We will be introducing more than 40 different formulas with 100s of examples in this course. As we will be using realistic data & examples, you can very quickly apply the same to your day to day work and do so much more with ease & confidence.

Click here to learn more & join this course.

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5 Announcements for You [Quick Read]

Published on Aug 16, 2011 in blogging, Learn Excel
5 Announcements for You [Quick Read]

It is megaphone time at Chandoo.org. I have a few quick announcements about upcoming training programs & other interesting stuff. Just read on :)

1. VBA Classes – 2nd batch details.
2. Good news for our Indian customers
3. New Excel Formula Crash Course – from tomorrow (17 August)
4. Excel School prices going up!
5. Recommended Live Training – Mike’s Power Analyst Bootcamp in US

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Check if a Word or Phrase is Palindrome using Excel Formulas [Weekend Fun]

Published on Aug 12, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Check if a Word or Phrase is Palindrome using Excel Formulas [Weekend Fun]

The other day, while I was putting my kids to sleep, this idea came to me. How do I check if a cell contains a palindrome, using Excel formulas?

Next morning, I wrestled with excel for about 20 minutes and boom, the formula is ready.

But what is a palindrome?
A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
So, to check if a cell contains palindrome, we need to reverse the cell contents and see if both original and reverse are the same.

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10 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts I can’t live without!

Published on Aug 8, 2011 in Learn Excel
10 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts I can’t live without!

Everyone and their colleague knows the importance of Excel keyboard shortcuts. While it may be a good idea to know a 97 different shortcuts for everything in Excel, the fact is, you don’t use them all the time. So, it all boils down to memorizing the few shortcuts that you use all the time.

In this post, I am sharing 10 such shortcuts that I can’t live without, especially, when I am analyzing data, making charts and formatting my workbooks.

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Shift Calendar Template – FREE Download

Published on Aug 1, 2011 in Learn Excel
Shift Calendar Template – FREE Download

Today I want to share an Employee Shift Calendar Template with you. You can use this template to keep track of shift timings on various days. See a demo of the template: How does this template work? This template uses a 3 main ideas, Excel formulas to create the calendar & checking for a day’s […]

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Interactive Dashboard in Excel using Hyperlinks

Published on Jul 20, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Interactive Dashboard in Excel using Hyperlinks

Last week we learned how to create dynamic hyperlinks in Excel. Today, I want to show you something even cooler. An interactive dashboard based on hyperlinks, like shown above.

Isn’t it impressive?

Well, to create something like this, you don’t need a degree in advanced cryogenics. You just need a bunch of data, a chart, a one line macro code and some pixie dust (go easy on pixie dust).

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Create Dynamic Hyperlinks in Excel [Video]

Published on Jul 14, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Create Dynamic Hyperlinks in Excel [Video]

During one my recent training programs, a participant asked an interesting question.

I have a list of values. I would like to place a hyperlink in my workbook that would always take me to the last value in the list.

Something like shown aside.

Click on the image to learn how this is done.

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NPV() function to calculate Present Value

Published on Jul 5, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
NPV() function to calculate Present Value

Today, let us learn how to use NPV() function in Excel & create a simple financial model.

If you are dealing with cash and valuations, you are bound to have come across the NPV function. If you don’t know the assumptions behind the same, I bet it could cost you your job!

Let’s take a simple project – You buy a MSFT stock for USD 100. You receive a dividend of USD 10 in the first year, USD 20 in the second year, USD 40 in the third year and then you sell it out for USD 140. If you could have alternatively put this money in bank at 10% interest rate, have you gained anything?

How do you model this in excel? In this tutorial we understand how you can use NPV to do this analysis and what kind of pitfalls you can land into!!

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Last Chance to Join our Singapore Excel Bootcamp [also, our training calendar for rest of the year]

Published on Jul 4, 2011 in Learn Excel, Training Programs

A quick announcement folks. I am doing an Excel Boot-camp in Singapore this weekend (July 8-10) along with Paramdeep from Pristine. If you are interested in joining our Bootcamp, this is your last chance. Visit our Singapore Excel Boot-camp page for details & sign-up information. The last date for enrollment is Thursday, 7th of July. […]

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Sales Analysis Charts in Excel – 78 Alternatives

Published on Jun 30, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, Excel Challenges, Learn Excel
Sales Analysis Charts in Excel – 78 Alternatives

Recently, I ran a contest asking you to analyze a bunch of sales data and present your results in charts. We received a total of 78 charts from 45 people. The contest entries had a mind-boggling variety of excel charts, techniques and ideas. It took me a while to go thru all the files and compile the results. Thanks for your patience. In this post, you can find all the charts along with my comments & links to download files.

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Excel Links – Updates on Singapore Workshop Edition

Published on Jun 27, 2011 in excel links

It has been a while since we had an Excel Links post. So here we are.

First, I want to update you about our Singapore Workshop.

As you know, we have opened the registrations for this workshop last week. If you are in Singapore and want to attend an Excel & Financial Modeling Workshop, Please consider joining us on July 8- 10. For details & enrollment, visit Singapore Bootcamp page.

Apart from the Singapore workshop, I was busy last week conducting live training at CapGemini, in their Hyderabad office on Excel & Dashboards. It was a very good experience. I learned a lot about practical challenges people face when doing sales reports etc. using Excel.

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Automating Repetitive Tasks

Automating Repetitive Tasks

Over at Newton Excel Bach I spotted the Dynamically Defined Dancing Pendulums. Doug had used Strand7 for the animation.

I thought I could do that in Excel and did.

This post demonstrates some of some basic VBA techniques used to simplify repetitive tasks used during the construction of the project.
For a full project description visit Excel Hero.com.

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